I’m working on a message on self-image. I know I’ve dealt with self-image for years. For a long time I felt ugly, not just unattractive, but Wicked Witch of the East ugly (probably didn’t help that I had this part in the high school play… childhood issues and all that jazz).
I hated HATED, loathed getting my picture taken and for years I NEVER had a picture of me. I think most of my 30s are picture-less.. oh well. Life will go on.
Along with the ugly, I thought I was FAT, not heavy, overweight or fluffy (my personal favorite), but we’re talking Mama Cass size and for those who are too young to know who Mama Cass is …. go away… okay, you don’t have to go away, but think Circus Fat Lady fat. Yep, that’s what I thought. And the funny thing is I wasn’t, at all.
Much has changed in the past years, I no longer think I’m ugly and I know I need to lose a few … or a more … pounds, but I don’t feel ugly. I know who I am. My worth does come from me, but through Him. On my own, I’m just a big ol’ big haired mess, but with Christ I am child of God.
Today, I know who I am!
Christ’s masterpiece – Eph 2:10
Dearly loved – Col 3:12
righteous, in Christ – 2 Corinth 5:21
Forgiven – Eph 1:7
holy & blameless – Eph 1:4
in Christ – 1 Corinth 1:30
sealed with the promise of the Holy Spirit -Eph 1:13
I have a hope – 1 Peter 1:3
I have freedom – Gal 5:1
I am seated w/ Jesus in the heavenly realm – Eph 2:6
I am COMPLETE in Christ – Col 2:9-10
And in Christ I am Fabulous because He is Fabulous, this is NOT of me, but through Him. He has come to give us abundant life (John 10:10). It’s His gift to us – it’s a gift He gives us in His grace. We didn’t earn this life of fabulous, but we can walk in it.
So girls, I want to know – What do you see in mirror? Are you Fabulous?
Ahhh. Mary, you are His knit together, made in HIS image, bits put exactly where He wanted them, … but get this …. FOR HIS PLEASURE.
For Him to enjoy. And when you enjoy Him, He will then enjoy you, enjoying Him, enjoying you.
Crazy hey. Crazy great! Crazy Amazing!
He’s crazy about you … !
Isn’t it interesting how our view of ourselves changes when we take a look through His glasses? Fabulous, indeed.
How did it go last night? I assume…fabulous! :o)
Definitely don’t see fabulous when I look in the mirror.
But I’m working on it.
And people like you are definitely helping the cause.
You rock, my friend.
This message is still ringing in my ears today. Thank you for sharing this with me and my sisters this weekend. The Lord has so richly blessed me placing you in my life at this time in my life.
He works in the most amazing ways.
Love you girl. And thanks again.
P.S. When I get the T-shirts made, I will send you one…
I am a child of the King!
Thank you so much for this Mary!!! I was having a typical DOWN Monday and you reminded me of some wonderful things.
Can’t wait to meet you at Free to Be Me.
Great post Mary! We are indeed fabulous children of our LORD! I still don’t like taking pics but I don’t have a problem looking in the mirror. When I look in the mirror I like what I see everyday more and more. I believe I am seeing more of God in it!
oh girl. I saw your question on Twitter and answered.
I see my mother when I look in the mirror. Or that’s what I said. BUT really, when I look long and deep—I see her mixed with me…and my Father. Oh that I would see HIM first!
Actually, I’d rather others see HIM first. Before they see me.
I loved this post…gave me things to chew today…besides lunch 😉
VERY good post. I’ve struggled my whole life with self image, I admit it’s sometimes still a struggle.